Police Looking For Robber and Shooter

WHEELING -Police officers had a busy evening Tuesday, investigating an armed robbery at the Gumby’s on North River Road, as well as a separate shooting at an occupied home on Wheeling Island.

Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger said late Tuesday officers were looking for a man in connection with an armed robbery that took place at Gumby’s on North River Road at about 8:30 p.m.

He said the light-skinned black male was last seen wearing a gray or white hooded sweatshirt while fleeing on foot.

In a separate incident at about 9 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the north end of Wheeling Island for a report of shots fired.

Schwertfeger said someone fired several shots into an occupied residence. He believed the resident avoided injury from the shooting. He said a black four-door sedan may have transported the shooter.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents should contact the Wheeling Police Department at 304-234-3664.